This guide will help you find resources for researching your author and topic for this class. It aims to point you to the most useful starting points for your research, with a focus on online resources during the current pandemic.
These are only some of the resources that may be useful to you. Please contact me for help finding, evaluating, or citing sources, or to chat about any aspect of your research! You can email me, make a Zoom appointment with me, or contact me via chat if my chat box under my profile photo shows that I'm available.
If you need access to books by or about your author that you have only been able to locate in print, try a search in the National Emergency Library from the Internet Archive. It includes 1.4 million digitized books for which they have lifted access restrictions for the duration of the national emergency. The collection is focused heavily on 20th century materials. For example, here is a keyword search for Tillie Olsen, which brings up 85 books by and about her.
Here are some criteria to keep in mind when choosing and using both print and online sources:
Unsure about a source? Ask me!
Many databases allow you to limit your search to peer-reviewed articles. Learn about peer review in this short video (from the University of Kansas Libraries).